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Super U's to enjoy a Stag party in Mansfield this weekend
at 16:43 17 Aug 2018

After a dose of reality at the Jonny-Rocks stadium on Tuesday evening in the Carabao Cup (8 successive defeats now in the League Cup) JM takes his charges to the One Call Stadium Mansfield on Saturday to do battle with David Flitcroft and Ben Futcher’s side.

It has since transpired that several of the U’s players (JM included) had been laid low with a virus (possibly gastro enteritis) after Sunday evening and this meant that they were unable to train or participate in the game. That is not in any way to offer an excuse because the U’s were poor in the first half and needed to change formation slightly in the second half where they showed great character to come back from 2-0 down against a revitalised Cheltenham team.

After Szmodics and Norris had brought the U’s back into the game, they were edged out 6-5 on penalties with Norris and Senior failing to convert.

It is of course the league where the U’s are expected to do very well this season and will be looking to get back to league one at the third time of asking. Both the Stags and the U’s have made a bright start to their respective campaigns, Mansfield buoyed by their 6-1 Cup hammering of Accrington Stanley, who have suffered a wretched start to their league one campaign with a home defeat and cup exit.

Those matches have gone now, and JM needs to think seriously about the Mansfield game where we have an excellent recent record against the Stags.

Table - very early days of course:

Exeter 2 – 6
Lincoln 2- 6
MK Dons 2 – 6
FGR 2 – 4
Mansfield 2- 4
Stevenage 2- 4
COLCHESTER 2 -4
Tranmere 2- 4

Mansfield have Tyler Walker on loan from Forest and he obliged with a hattrick on Tuesday, striker Danny Rose also weighed in with a goal whilst Jacob Mellis and Callum Butcher are good midfielders.

Flitcroft will be looking to maintain their good start whilst JM must ensure that he does the same.

I am of the belief that JM will revert to virtually the opening day team with one important change, Kane Vincent-Young will come in for Aaron Collins. This change will allow Brennan Dickenson to play as an out and out winger and not in the left back position, which is neither an effective nor a useful way to employ him.

Therefore, I would go with the following, in a 3,4,2,1 formation:

Barnes

Eastman Prosser Kent

Jackson Pell Lapslie Vincent-Young

Szmodics Dickenson

Nouble

Subs:

Ross Senior A Barnes Wright Mandron Collins Norris

This formation and line up has to be close to JM’s preferred option. I know that there is no starting place for Senior, but JM will want to ensure that nothing is left to chance in the game and this allows him to use the optimum midfield pairing plus two wing backs who like to get forward whilst allowing Dickenson to operate down either flank and giving Szmodics the roaming role with Frank Nouble up front.

The situation with Mika Mandron is one that both fascinates and frustrates me. I am a big Mandron fan, Mandron want to play and he can play, but he fails to convert enough chances and we cannot employ a centre forward who simply cannot hit the back of the net regularly enough.

As Mike Bassett’s number two Lonnie Urquhart eloquently put it in the classic film, “That Rufus Smalls couldn’t hit the side of a Renault Espace”.

Mandron of course gets through an amazing amount of work in a game, but he is not a midfield player and that is why at present he must start from the bench at the appropriate time in a game. The goals will come but we must be patient.

Clearly Aaron Collins would be unlucky to be on the bench, but once again he has the ability and needs to develop it as the season progresses. Ryan Gondoh is another who will get his chance in the midfield, but JM will look for the experience that the excellent Pell and Lapslie bring to the middle of the park.

The only other way to accommodate Collins is to play four at the back and drop either Kent or Eastman but JM likes the three at the back particularly away from home. It is also difficult to consider leaving out either Jackson or Vincent-Young who have both started the season well.

The weather in Mansfield tomorrow is likely to be 23 degrees Celsius and warm and sunny. A decent crowd can be expected, in the region of 5,000 with 350 of the faithful in good voice.

Forget about what happened midweek, tomorrow is all about the three points and maintaining our excellent league start. Mansfield are one of the other contenders for those coveted promotion spots, so JM will want the players to perform in order to secure a victory.

Safe journey to the travelling faithful.

Enjoy the game.

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Carabao Cup will get the Super U's rocking at Jonny's place
at 21:11 13 Aug 2018

After a very bright start to the season JM takes his charges to the quaintly named Jonny-Rocks Stadium. Apparently, Jonny-Rocks is a high-end Chauffeur and business travel transport company (I looked it up).

Gary Johnson is the manager and they have had a poor start to the season with league defeats but will be looking to secure a victory in the Carabao Cup against confident Colchester. Extra time has been scrapped so if the match finishes all square we move straight to penalties in the conventional ABAB format.

JM is likely to make number of changes which makes considerable sense with a tough fixture at Mansfield on Saturday. However, the League Cup offers the opportunity to go toe to toe with one of the bigger teams and we should not therefore either take the opposition or the competition too lightly on Tuesday evening.

It would be apposite to give Bailey Vose the opportunity to get a game between the sticks and play Ryan Gondoh and Brandon Comley in midfield. Harry Pell should be on the bench against his old team whilst the predicted bench will still look very strong if required.

Vose

Jackson Eastman Prosser Vincent-Young

Senior Comley Gondoh Dickenson

Collins Mandron

Subs:

Barnes (D) Barnes (A) Kent Wright Pell Szmodics Nouble

Most disappointingly is the news that Norris remains side-lined with injury niggles.

Weather should be reasonable and the pitch good.

The Super U’s will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. Winning becomes infectious.

Safe journey to the travelling faithful.

Enjoy the game and 1-0 to the U’s

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Super U's to get off to a flyer at home to the Valiants.
at 08:22 10 Aug 2018

JM will start his charges in their first home encounter against Port Vale at the newly sponsored JobServe stadium following an excellent performance and draw at Notts County on the opening day.

The Valiants under Neil Aspin registered an impressive victory against Cambridge United at Vale Park and so will be full of confidence. Tom Pope will once again be a goal threat, but he has the additional burden of captaining the team.

It is an intriguing game and one where JM has a number of options regarding formation. Notably both in defence and attack. The unfortunate delayed contract signature of Kane Vincent-Young led to an enforced formation change last weekend, but with the talented youngster now fully on board he can look forward to a position of strength with a full squad at his disposal. That of course brings its own problems with the forward line and four available strikers (5 if you include Junior on loan at Bromley).

Still as a TV advertisement opines, nicer problems to have! It seems to me that the key this season is making the stadium a fortress once more with improved performances and results the order of the day. If we are to achieve promotion back to League One, it is essential that the Stadium becomes a difficult place for opposition teams to play once again.

So, does JM go 4,3,3 or 3,5,2 or 3,4,1,2 or indeed 3,4,3. In order to include Ryan Jackson and Kane Vincent-Young I think he must go 4 at the back with Tom Eastman and Luke Prosser the twin centre halves. Young Frankie Kent would be the unlucky one to miss out. Nothing to do with form purely to do with formation. Perhaps away from home the 3,5,2 formation can also be used effectively.

Tom Lapslie and Harry Pell were a very effective partnership last weekend and I wouldn’t consider changing little and large at present. It is imperative that Brennan Dickenson plays in a more advanced role and so he must be a conventional left winger on Saturday.

Where does Sammie Szmodics play, given that he was also back to his best last week. Probably just behind the front two strikers. But what about that partnership – who are the Alan Warboys and Bruce Bannister aka “Smash and Grab” of Colchester United.

Over the past seasons we have lacked a genuine striking partnership, but this season we can ensure that the previously shot shy strikers can be forged into an effective and productive strike force. But which partnership will work best?

I liked Collins last week and feel that he needs to be the constancy up front given his pace and trickery on the ball. Frank Nouble ran his socks off for the cause, but I don’t think he is yet fully fit. Luke Norris likewise has been limited to minutes pre-season so that leaves the enigmatic Mika Mandron to partner the Wolves loanee.

Note to JM keeping the four content is key to success this season and it may be that we always play a minimum of two of the four but sometimes could accommodate three in the same team. What a predicament.

Similarly, Ryan Gondoh and Brandon Comley offer alternative midfield options. And we haven’t even included the trickery of Courtney Senior who “never gives the ball away” as the faithful sing.

Make no mistake this is the best and most inventive squad that we have had for 12 years and we all know what happened in 2006!

I would therefore look at a 4,2,1,3 home formation this week, noting that the two full backs get forward at every opportunity and Dickenson plays on the left but up front to deliver crosses and to produce some shots of his own.

I think, despite his enforcer role, that Harry Pell has goals in him too and could make the net bulge with a couple of 25-yard pile drivers.

Therefore, let’s go with:

Barnes

Jackson Eastman Prosser Vincent-Young

Pell Lapslie

Szmodics

Collins Mandron Dickenson

The bench also looks impressive:

Ross Comley Gondoh Kent Norris Nouble Senior

This is an exciting and potentially very productive season with a great squad and lots to look forward to. A great start on Saturday will set the scene for more good results at the JobServe stadium.

The pitch is looking pristine, the weather will be 21 degrees and partly sunny. The faithful will be present in good numbers and a great result, something like 4-0 will work wonders.

Enjoy the game.

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Meadow Lane stalemate - Durham's view
at 22:47 5 Aug 2018

Colchester United started their third consecutive season in the basement league at Meadow Lane Nottingham on Saturday against one of the favourites for promotion, with a record of nine defeats in the last ten matches against Kevin Nolan’s team.

The fact that I came away from the ground disappointed that we failed to secure all three points, after an extremely impressive performance, suggests that whoever finishes above the Super U’s this season will surely gain automatic promotion.

The journey to Nottingham was as normal a slow one with delays on the A1(M) and through the City, but once we reached the Cattle Market, essentially a demilitarised zone masquerading as a car park right next to the stadium the weather was very warm 26 degrees and brilliant sunshine set the scene nicely for the match.

Inside the stadium the home stewards had managed to cram the 369 faithful into the far end of the Jimmy Sirell stand, meaning that half of them were actually sitting behind the goal line and even us luckier ones were only sitting level with the penalty spot. We sat in the gods which presented a splendid view, but I could not understand why another bay or two could not have been opened up for the supporters to enjoy.

Prior to the game there were two main talking points; there was no sign of Kane Vincent-Young either in the starting XI or on the bench and the unluckiest U’s player had to be Mika Mandron who after impressing pre-season was only able to take his place on the bench.

It appears that Vincent-Young was prepared to sign a contract on Friday but was advised by his “representatives” not to. This meant that the team having prepared for him to be in the starting XI had to make formational changes within 24 hours of the start of the game. If we lose him then so be it, but the way it has been handled by his agents leaves a lot to be desired.

Regarding Mandron, it seemed that JM had decided to start Frank Nouble instead which was harsh on the Frenchman.

The team therefore was:

Barnes

Eastman Prosser Kent

Jackson Pell Lapslie Dickenson

Szmodics Nouble Collins

Subs:
Ross Senior Norris A Barnes Wright Comley Mandron

The faithful were in buoyant mood, I was looking forward to the game and genuinely believed that we could end the Notts County hoodoo and record a rare victory over the Magpies.

The pitch had been well watered, and the County backroom staff contrived to ensure the penalty area and third of the pitch was watered immediately before and during the period that the Colchester team were taking their positions prior to kick off.

The faithful greeted the players individually particularly Harry Pell, Sammie Szmodics, Brennan Dickenson and Tom Eastman.

A decent crowd of 7,136 were ready and Mr Stockbridge got the game under way. Now if the pre-match hype was to be believed the League were preparing to give the Championship trophy to Nolan at the completion of the game such was the expectation. Colchester however had not read the script. The U’s started the game very positively and took the game to their opponents.

There was an early scare when new signing Boldewijn hit a shot which looked to be going wide, but Barnes decided to take the safe option and palm the ball around the right-hand post.

That was as good as it got for County though because the U’s were playing confidently; Tom Lapslie had an outstanding game and had plenty of space in the middle of the park to distribute the ball, Harry Pell (certain to become a crowd favourite) offers the steel that we have been hitherto missing in midfield and looked to get forward at every opportunity.

Ryan Jackson was similarly impressive (especially after the birth of his daughter this week) and delivered some tantalising crosses, one of which could have been converted by Nouble but he headed narrowly wide. Frankie Kent had just had a header cleared off the line and the faithful wee loving it.

We all loved this new attacking and positive approach. In fact, my youngest son remarked that this was the best that he could remember the U’s playing over the past couple of years.

In fairness to County they came back into the game as the half wore on and despite gaining a number of corners, you got the impression that Barnes and the excellent defensive pairing of Prosser and Kent were more than equal to whatever they threw at them.

The football was direct from the U’s and they passed out from the back making use of Pell and Lapslie in midfield. I feel that Brennan Dickenson is ill suited to a defensive wing back and feel that his talents are better employed in a more forward running role. I suspect that has Vincent-Young played Dickenson would have been in a role more akin to a left winger.

Half time was reached and neither side had managed to score but the game was entertaining and the football from the U’s fluent and positive.

I met up briefly with Gerry and Wessex during the interval and the overall feeling was one of a good performance with all players contributing to a good team effort. Question marks remained over Dillon Barnes, but in fairness what he had to do he had done well
The second half brought no changes in personnel, but the pattern of play remained upbeat. Notts County had not been afraid to make niggling fouls and the more cynical ones were punished (rightly) with bookings.

Harry Pell was unlucky to be booked, I suspect that Nolan’s reaction from the bench contributed to the referee deciding to caution the U’s midfield enforcer. This show of histrionics designed to impose a sanction on an opposition player is unnecessary and unsavoury.

Notts County’s winger Thomas turned and clipped the ball goalwards only for Barnes who was backtracking to brilliantly tip the ball over the bar on 68 minutes.

Nolan changed up the forwards with Stead substituted on 69 minutes with new signing Kristian Dennis replacing him.

Colchester though should have taken the lead a minute later, the industrious Nouble charged down a clearance from the keeper and the ball was clipped into the box by Sammie Szmodics, only for Aaron Collins who otherwise had a very good debut to slip in the well-watered penalty area with the goal at his mercy.

On 75 minutes Tom Eastman shot impressively and Fitzsimmons was well beaten but sadly for the U’s the ball cannoned off the crossbar to safety.

A minute later and Dennis managed to miss from a few yards out with the Colchester goal gaping. It would have been harsh on the U’s however who were the better team for long periods of the game.

The faithful (me included) had been calling for a change and on 76 minutes JM brought Mika Mandron on for Collins. Mandron received a rapturous welcome. Now this is going to be a problem for JM this season. Who is going to be the best striking pairing for his team. Collins and Nouble or Nouble and Mandron or Norris and Collins or any other pairing.

In truth I don’t think that he has made his mind up on this moot point. I was impressed with Collins who looked sharp and lively but lacked some strength in the challenge. Nouble doesn’t look fully fit but he will be a handful for defences and Norris is not yet fully recovered from his long tern injury. It may be worth trying Mandron and Collins next week at home to Port Vale.

Bear in mind of course that Szmodics will support any of the above pairings.
Returning to the game, Prosser headed goal wards and both keeper and defender contrived to leave it for one another and the ball glanced off the left-hand post and behind for a goal kick.

Nolan made two further subs on 83 minutes and 90 minutes with Alessandra for Hemmings and Hawkinde for Thomas. Methinks he hasn’t decided on his striking options either!

I was surprised that JM didn’t make more than one substitute given the sapping heat and the need to press for a winner. Courtney Senior for the last ten minutes would have given their defence a headache at a time when they were visibly tiring.

Four additional minutes were added and played, and the sides couldn’t be separated. At the final whistle the players took the plaudits from the faithful. JM’s reaction was significant, he was really fired up and clearly delighted by the result and the performance.

Yesterday was a breath of fresh air. The team deservedly took a point, but it could have been more. It is a long time since I have seen a game where not one Colchester player had a poor game, and several could have been the MOTM. I think that Prosser officially took the plaudit, but I thought Tom Lapslie looked as fresh on 90 minutes as when he took to the field.

Harry Pell as stated earlier was impressive and looks the part in the number 8 role. I think this is going to be a very good season, not simply based on one game but because the signings made are all positive and with a view to securing promotion.

Now what we need is to start very well at the JobServe stadium against Port Vale next weekend.

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Super U's to clip Magpie's wings on opening day at Meadow Lane
at 18:37 31 Jul 2018

The fixture computer has once again been unkind towards Colchester United, as we once again start and finish with Away matches and this season we begin at Meadow Lane against Notts County on August 4th, 2018 and finish at Sincil Bank against Lincoln City on May 4th, 2019.

This will be our third season back in the basement League and we will never have a better chance of securing promotion back to League One, because there is a paucity of talented teams in the league this year.

Exeter, Lincoln, Notts County and surprise newcomers Tranmere will provide stern opposition for the Super U’s, but frankly there is not much else in the way of real threats to suggest that we cannot achieve promotion.

MFB has identified key odds for promotion for the U's as champions at a far from generous 20/1 whilst they are a meagre 9/2 to achieve any form of promotion and 15/8 to finish top 7.

So where are those 91 points coming from to win the league. In short, vastly improved home form is required to ratchet up 17 victories and at least 10 away wins are required.

Even that only provides 81 points leaving a further 10 draws and then no more than 9 defeats. A tall order perhaps for a team with mediocre form (over the last ten years) but by no means impossible. It is certainly possible though.

I think that this season we have made some impressive signings, whether permanent or on loan and although there have been anticipated departures, they have not hurt the club unduly.

Ethan Ross and Bailey Vose have arrived to strengthen the Goalkeeping division, but it should be noted that Rene Gilmartin will play some part in the matches this season.

Aaron Barnes, who was on loan at Torquay last season, plays left sided at the back or in the midfield. And if Kane Vincent-Young can be persuaded to stay he will provide very good cover at full back or midfield. These notes were penned on Tuesday afternoon and there was, at the time of going to press, no confirmation of the talented defender’s signature on a new contract. Let us hope that he does indeed line up with the team on Saturday.

Our midfield looks especially strong with Harry Pell, a target for two seasons, now finally captured from Cheltenham. Courtney Senior is emerging as a talented winger now that his injury problems are hopefully at an end. This must be the season for Sammie Szmodics to finally show what he can do if he too remains injury free.

The return of Brennan Dickenson is like a new signing and he will provide the testing crosses for defences, whilst offering a goal threat. Ryan Gondoh looks also to have the ability to drive forward from the centre of the park.

It is the forward line though where we have much promise on show. Mika Mandron stayed with the club, which I am delighted about because he will only get better as a striker. Ably supported by Wolves loanee Aaron Collins and new signings Luke Norris from Swindon and Frank Nouble from Newport. Such is the forward strength at JM’s disposal that Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe has been loaned out at Bromley until January.

We still remain a youthful side which is important in this league, but there is experience too to bolster the team. None more so than Luke Prosser and Tom Eastman who were so effective last season.

This weekend sees the difficult trip to Meadow Lane for a stern examination at the hands of Kevin Nolan’s Notts County, who will once again be favourites for promotion. They are one of our bogey teams and if we are to achieve promotion, then three points at Nottingham on Saturday will send out all the right signals of intent to the other promotion candidates.

Notts County have also spent big and brought in some new players, Kane Hemmings, Kristian Dennis and Enzio Boldewijn will all offer goals threats with home grown Lewis Alessandra to support them. Whilst evergreen Jon Stead at only 35 has mustered 146 goals in 599 appearances in his career.

They have lost captain Michael O’Connor who is a big loss to them, but experienced David Vaughan has made the short journey from Nottingham Forest to attempt to replace him. Former U’s favourite Elliott Hewitt is still in their line-up.

We were very unlucky to lose there last season and they celebrated at the final whistle as though they had already been promoted, strangely enough just as Lincoln City did when we narrowly lost at Sincil Bank. Time for some revenge then on Saturday.

Now although I hold little sway in pre-season games results, we have nevertheless enjoyed an excellent set of results, notably against Millwall and Gillingham, both of which resulted in deserved victories.

JM has been playing two upfront with a winger to provide pace. Can he please note that a similar bold and inventive formation is required at Meadow Lane? Attack from the start and take the game to them in what is likely to be a hot East Midlands day in front of a decent crowd and we stand a real chance of securing victory.

Formation looks to be 4,3,3 rather than 3,5,2 and I have been undecided on which starting XI might be employed.

After some thought I am going with:

Barnes

Eastman Prosser Kent Vincent-Young

Lapslie Pell Dickenson

Collins Mandron Szmodics

Subs:

Gilmartin Jackson Senior Gondoh Comley Nouble Norris

Such a team offers a blend of experience with the enthusiasm of youth, plus pace, power and height plus genuine wing play.

I believe that this current squad can provide the quality of performances plus the required results to obtain promotion this season.

Safe journey to the travelling faithful.

Prediction: 3-1 to Colchester.

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Super U's v Gillingham
at 15:44 28 Jul 2018

Team: 3,4,3

Barnes

Prosser Kent Eastman

Vincent-Young Lapslie Comley Dickenson

Mandron Collins Szmodics

Subs:

Ross
Jackson
Senior
Pell
Barnes
Wright
Kensdale
Gondoh
Clampin
Nouble


Oh and the current score 3-0 to the Super U's

Szmodics, Collins and Mandron

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Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe on temporary loan
at 16:36 27 Jul 2018

Loaned to Bromley until January 2019.

Clearly JM thinks that we have enough striking options with Nouble, Norris, Szmodics and Mandron.

Junior must surely play full time for the U's in the crucial second half of the season though.


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Mammria Mia, here we go again!
at 17:54 26 Jul 2018

Kurtis Guthrie has "fire in his belly and is looking to regain his form" so has signed for Stevenage Borough.

I suspect that he has finally met his Waterloo and when All is said and done, the Winner takes it all.

Obviously he has asked the Borough to Take a chance on him but is it just for the Money, Money, Money.

Must be more like an SOS.

Apologies for repeating my last season strap line, but that is the Name of the Game and it was too good to miss another opportunity.

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Super U's v XI Lions
at 20:28 24 Jul 2018

Starting line up 3,5,2

Dillon Barnes

Ryan Jackson
Luke Prosser
Frankie Kent

Tom Lapslie
Harry Pell
Courtney Senior
Kane Vincent-Young
Brennan Dickenson

Sammie Szmodics
Frank Nouble


Subs:

Rene Gilmartin
Luke Norris (U's fans to get their first look at the ex Robins striker)
Brandon Comley
Diaz Wright
Ollie Kensdale
Tom Eastman
Mika Mandron
Aaron Collins
Ryan Clampin

Currently 2-0 to the Super U's
Szmodics and Vincent-Young

We must retain Kane's services!!!!

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Cowling speaks
at 09:52 18 Jul 2018

"ROBBIE Cowling insists Colchester United are trying hard to attract more fans to the JobServe Community Stadium.
But the U’s chairman and owner admits that the 10,000-seater venue is too big for them, at this moment in time.
Colchester saw a dip in attendances last season with their average home crowd falling below 3,400, the lowest since the 1997/1998 promotion-winning season.
Cowling, speaking at the club’s annual Open Day, stressed the U’s have historically never attracted huge crowds to home games.

He said: “I accept that we don’t get the crowds.
“But show me a time in Colchester’s history when you were getting the crowds and full stadiums.
“In the Championship, there were 3,000 away fans travelling and we still couldn’t fill Layer Road.
“We have to live with what we’ve got.

“We have to appreciate what the council did.
“It went out on a limb to build a stadium for a football club and there are lots of good things – I think we concentrate on the negatives, at times.
“I’m not sure we can make the tickets any cheaper than free for under-11s.
“Even beyond that, it’s only £2 or £3 for other youngsters to come and watch us.
“I can only look at the figures and the fact that we’re winning Family Excellence awards every year suggests that we are getting things right.
“We couldn’t stay at Layer Road.
“A lot of people signed the petition to get a new stadium at the time and people have got what they were looking for.
“The stadium is too big for us, at this moment in time.
“But we’ve done other great things here like host the Sir Elton John, Lionel Richie and Little Mix concerts.
“It’s not simple and we do try hard – we do a lot of things and the Open Day is another testament to that.
“When we first did the Open Day, there were a lot of youngsters walking around in Ipswich, West Ham, Norwich and Arsenal shirts.
“But (this time), I think I’ve seen one Ipswich shirt, a Hull shirt and an England shirt – the rest have been Colchester.”

Cowling was asked by one U's supporter at the Open Day question and answer session why visiting supporters are not seated nearer home fans.
The away section at the Community Stadium is currently located in either the North Stand or the far corner of the East Stand, well away from U’s supporters.
“The reason we don’t put the away fans there (nearer to home fans) is because of the abuse that goes on,” said Cowling.
“We’re a family club and that’s one of the most important things that we do.”
Cowling’s JobServe company took over from Weston Homes as the Community Stadium’s new sponsors last month and the U’s supremo said the deal suits both parties.
Cowling added: “It makes good business sense.
“It was a big decision to make it the JobServe Community Stadium but I think the two things go together really well.”


Regardless of this stadium is too big for us nonsense, a 10,000 all seater is the minimum requirement to attract the International games that have been staged here and occasionally a glamour tie comes along and we do get the 8,000 + crowds.

This is our third season in the basement League, people are voting with their feet, enough is enough.
Promotion is required and then we will see an upsurge in Home support.

There is a hard core Away support and always will be but the supporters want success and definitely this season.

See you at Meadow Lane!!!!

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Daggers drawn at Victoria Road
at 00:47 18 Jul 2018

A touch of reality tonight against Dagenham and Redbridge for the Super U's.

However Luke (Chuck) Norris is still not match fit but otherwise most of the probables and possibles got another run out.


The season approaches fast and Meadow Lane will present some additional headaches for JM team.


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Luke Garbett season long loan to Oxford!!!!!!
at 21:27 2 Jul 2018

Difficult to comprehend such a move for such a talented player who should be pushing on to at least a decent Championship team.

Could have been worse, he could have gone to Poorman Road.

Have a good season Luke.

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Fixtures out on Thursday 21st June @ 0900hrs
at 15:23 19 Jun 2018

Will it be a promotion season or another mid table mediocrity one or worse.

46 games to determine either a glass half full or half empty.


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Carabao Cup draw on Friday
at 17:08 14 Jun 2018

Super U's are ball number 10

About time we enjoyed a decent cup run either in this or the F A Cup.

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Greg Halford released by Cardiff City
at 20:43 13 Jun 2018

At 33 years of age he could still give the U's a couple of seasons.

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Paul Hurst takes over at Poorman Road, no really!
at 18:28 30 May 2018

Seduced by the wealth and attractiveness of the Town (not even a Great White would swallow that) Paul Hurst was quoted as follows:

"Ipswich are a big football club when you think of the stature and history it has in the game. When I was just starting to watch football I can remember the likes of Mills, Burley, Wark and Cooper and what a great team they had.
“The Club has a great reputation and always looks to be well run and I’m delighted to now be part of Ipswich Town, with an opportunity to make our own history.
“I’m ambitious and I can’t wait to get going and test myself at a higher level. The building blocks are here and it’s my job to move the Club forward. I’ll be doing my absolute best to do that.”

Grim times ahead at Poorman Road without doubt!

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